Gaby Umbach is Director of “GlobalStat” and Co-Director of the project “Global Governance by Indicators” at the Global Governance Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (EUI). She holds a PhD in Political Science from Cologne University, where she was Senior Research Associate until 2014. From July 2015 she serves as Book Review Editor of the Journal of Common Market Studies (JCMS). In 2009 she received the Stiftung Demokratie Award for outstanding research on democratic decision-making within the EU’s supranational polity. Her current academic work focuses on global governance by indicators and sustainable development.